Updated: Oct 15, 2021
The strongest solar storm in 2 years has delivered the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) to much of New Zealand including the upper North Island. The major solar storm penetrated earth's magnetosphere reaching K7 (G3 storm level), which was not forecast by any of the space weather agencies. It is associated with a solar eruption from 9 May which was only forecast to have a minor effect on earth during this period. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology currently has a warning in place.
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Time lapse over 3 hours from Tunnel Beach, Dunedin